by Steven Doyle
Ali Kay Hammer is back on our radar again, this time the Scardello cheese monger is getting her biscuit on at Hypnotic Donuts on Garland Road in East Dallas. If you recall, just a week ago Ali was rocking the Peticolas house during their first anniversary with her wedding to the beer Velvet Hammer.
Beginning tomorrow and at least through the end of the month of January, you can experience what it is like in Ali’s mouth by ordering her version of the chicken biscuit. This is an ongoing program at Hypnotic and there have been more than a few fun versions of the chef driven biscuit since owner James St. Peter decided to invite chefs to play in his wacky kitchen once a month. Last month we all enjoyed The Grape owner Brian Luscher’s homemade sausages in a bun, this month we see what Ali has to offer. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Thomas Garza
Our friend Ali Kay is off the market and freshly married to a fine beer, the Peticolas Velvet Hammer. When we interviewed Ali for the original story where she announced her engagement we were at a restaurant, and our neighbors to the right of our table were horrified to learn that this young woman would marry a beer. The heart wants what the heart wants, and in this case Ali wanted a beer for life so she married one. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
You may very well know Ali Morgan the cheese maven over at Scardello Artisan Cheese on Oak Lawn in Dallas. She is the local cheerleader for all things cheese. She shouldn’t be a stranger to long tie craveDFW readers; we have featured her cheese antics on several occasions here, and even followed her when she went in for a tat. One of Ali’s missions at Scardello is to peddle cheese wholesale to local restaurants, that is why you will often find an Ali cheese board listed on menus in Dallas. She can also be found doing double duty at beer or wine dinners where she pairs up her cheese.
To say Ali has an offbeat sense of humor might be an understatement, but she has this amazing passion for things she enjoys most. One of those things is a good craft beer. Ali is so passionate about beer that she plans to marry one December 30, 2012 and you are invited to witness the ceremony at Peticolas Brewing Company for a mere $30, which includes four hours of beer, a special commemorative wedding pint glass and the open keg reception where you can taste Velvet Hammer, the groom. Continue reading